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Monday, May 19, 2008

Phoenixville Named To Relocate-America's Top 100 Places to Live

Relocate-America, a site designed to help people find the best places in America to live, has named Phoenixville as one of its Top 100 Places to Live for 2008.

Thanks to reader Erin B. for the tip!

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

WooHoo!! Now if only we can get a minor league ball team and a train!!!

Anonymous said...

And an Indian restaurant that delivers.

Laura said...

And a bagel store. And a Trader Joe's

Anonymous said...

I really wish Liki Sushi would move to Bridge Street. Don't you think they'd do well? As much as I love pubs and Italian restaurants, we need a nice sit down sushi place, IMO.

Anonymous said...

Liki would be a nice addition, so would Thai L'elephant. I'd much rather walk into town to grab a bite than have to drive any day of the week.

As much as I love beer (and pubs), I'd like a pub that actually served corned beef and cabbage, or a REAL Irish breakfast, not that stuff that Molly's is trying to pass off.

Anonymous said...

Very nice, however are the Reading outlets really the reason Phoenixville is in the Top 100? Other typos in the poorly written town description (Courtesy of the Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce) might make one doubt the veracity of such a ranking.

And yes, a sushi spot would kill downtown. Let's open one!

Anonymous said...

Liki isn't good sushi but a good japanese/sushi place would be more than welcome downtown.

Anonymous said...

I love Liki sushi!

Anonymous said...

Please people, for the 100th time, Trader Joe's will never come here when there's one ten minutes down the road in Wayne/Devon/King of Prussia. Besides, we're talking about downtown and Trader Joe's would be in a strip mall.

What we really need are:
1) a decent Mexican restaurant downtown (sorry, but the one on Gay St. is subpar)
2) a Vietnamese restaurant downtown

Anonymous said...

Oh, but we can dream about one coming to Phoenixville, right? When I lived in CA, there were TJs within minutes of each other, but that's CA and I am pretty sure that TJs originated there (??).

The Mexican place on Gay Sreet...is that the one that is very non-descript? I haven't been there, but have been told by several people that it's pretty good.

Solofloyd said...

In my opinion, Los Mariachis on Gay St. is a GREAT mexican restaruant. The have 'real mexican that is very authentic and also Tex-Mex style dishes. The staff is very friendly and prices are reasonable.

Anonymous said...

And a parking garage! LOL

Anonymous said...

I live very close to Los Mariachis on Gay St. -- don't be fooled when you see it's half-empty -- most of us who live around it patronize it as take-out. The food is good and the prices are great.

I wish we had decent Asian restaurants in town that could be walked to -- I'd go to Liki's far more often if I could walk there. While we're dreaming, I'd love some Middle Eastern food I could walk to -- I go to Palamero's at the mall when I have to go to the mall for other things (Kmart, Sears, etc), but I'd like to have more variety in town.

Anonymous said...

They should bring in a Trader Joes!

Anonymous said...

1) You call that a 'mall'??
2) Someone else mentioned Trader Joe's. It's not coming.
3) MORE PARKING IS NEEDED DOWNTOWN! And get the traffic moving. It's ridiculous how long it takes to get from the Moon Saloon to the Monte Clare/Phoenixville bridge. It takes like 20 minutes at 5:00!

Anonymous said...

Who's this "they" that should be bringing in Trader Joe's or whatever?

Anonymous said...

Trader Joe's isn't all that for pete's sake. You want to shop at Trader Joe's get on your bike and go. There are plenty of markets around.

Anonymous said...

I think one way to solve the traffic issue would be to move Produce Junction. As mush as I love that place, it is in the absolute worst location. It's bad coming both ways. People coming down the hill fail to notice the new rule about making a left into the lot ....you can't do this!!!

Laura said...

My hope for a TJs is just that - hope. Wishful thinking. Although if the company decided to open a store here it could just as easily be done at Family Dollar (in town) as in one of the needless strip malls.

I certainly hope TPtB pay attention to the parking garages in West Chester - not just slaps of concrete but designed to blend in with the surroundings.

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of no Family Dollar. That block just looks so rundown.

Anonymous said...

Many people use Family Dollar -- it may not look great, but for those who don't make the big bucks, it's a lifesaver.

All the talk of demolishing Family Dollar for the parking garage disheartens me -- the business should be allowed to move to another part of Bridge Street if the building is taken because it provides a much-needed service.

Anonymous said...

I disagree with the family dollar comment. Although it may serve a lot of folks in the p-ville area, that is not their only responsibility. The building looks horrible and is an eyesore to the area. If they would be willing to fix it up and maintain it then I would whole heartily support them and their objective. The landlord is partially responsible but every business is responsible for its appearance and their appearance is horrible. And believe me they are not the only ones that should be put under the microscope, there are plenty of other stores buildings that should be booted in the behind.

Anonymous said...

hmm it would be nice if Liki was opened downtown but then would people still go to the liki near k-mart??

Solofloyd said...

I feel fortunate that 5 of the 8 places I have lived in the US are on that list: Savannah, GA, San Antonio, TX, Raleigh, NC, Morgantown, WV, and finally Phoeniville.

Anonymous said...

"hmm it would be nice if Liki was opened downtown but then would people still go to the liki near k-mart??"

They should pick up stakes and move - they would have better visibility to all the commuters at rush hour and the foot traffic on weekends.

BRIDGE STREET NEEDS SUSHI!!!

Anonymous said...

Then go down a few blocks to the river. Sushi doesn't get fresher than that.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone notice that whenever there is a blog about doing something positive in P-ville that the response is practically zero. I mean if you post a blog complaining about the parking garage or Barry Cassidy or the Ferris Wheel then the so called switchboard lights up. But anytime someone posts anything about getting involved in a community activity then the response is non existent. Why is that? People who are involved with the Jaycees or people like Solo should be angry with some of these people who blog. Look around on some of the blogs and look for anything that involves a positive effort and the response falls off. Some of you people should be ashamed and some of the hard workers should not entertain these slackers. Lets post more positive blog comments and cut down on the negative complaining that just sucks the life out the energy in our great town. Will the "doers" please stand up and and pound these slackers into the dirt and all of their negative energy. Its boring to read their rants and misinformed tirades only to see these same "do nothing bloggers" clam up when it involves positive community efforts. Please lets work to change the tone of these blogs. For our communities sake - Jeesh!

Anonymous said...

The Chester County section of Sunday's Inquirer says there are 11 sites for the proposed stadium and lists them all.

I really hope Phoenixville can get this stadium, but after seeing the other sites listed -- especially that there are two sites in West Chester and that's where the idea started, I'm not as optimistic as I was.

Anonymous said...

Want an example of what I'm talking about with no one helping out around town: Look at the blog for "Jaycees needing help" (1 response), or the blog about "Stopping global warming..." (0 responses). But post a blog about Barry or Henry Wagner or the garage and you'll get over 20 responses. Answer that please. Where are all of the people who complain about the color of the light posts/proposed ferris wheel and the CDC? You "slackers" should be ashamed. Please prove us wrong and step up to the plate and do something in town instead of stirring up gossip. Get some Phoenxiville dirt on your hands and dig in and make a difference.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, like I figured. No response from the slackers!

Discoverer said...

What would be the response for Indian restaurant or Indian fastfood pickup place

Anonymous said...

liki is the best restaurant in phoenixville ever! for some of you who say their sushi isn't good, then you've got a problem. there fish is always fresh up to date and sometimes they even have live scallops, fresh oysters and my favoirte uni!